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Old 11-21-08, 07:17 PM   #251
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Now...that's just silly....




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Old 11-23-08, 08:39 AM   #252
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Nope. Seems like a old hippie only kind of category - perfect for the Pacific NW.

...besides...we had to make room in the schedule after we added the recumbent category.
A good friend's kid (13yo) almost kicked everyone's *** at track stands in the local fixie/messenger event last summer because he rides a unicycle everywhere. A bicycle is like a unicycle with training wheels!
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Old 11-23-08, 01:28 PM   #253
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Leesburg VA CX Race

Here's some pictures from the morning races.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3095830...7609812572467/

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Old 11-23-08, 06:04 PM   #254
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AZ Cross, 11-23-08



















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Old 11-23-08, 06:16 PM   #255
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Funny.. our race (provincial championship) went through a kid's playground today too, but the conditions were slightly different... snowy/muddy with temps hovering around the freezing mark!
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Old 11-23-08, 10:45 PM   #256
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Speaking of which ...

Ontario Provincial Cyclocross Championships:







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I'm guessing they don't sell a lot of Rhynos in Arizona ...
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Old 11-23-08, 10:59 PM   #258
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Pretty good pic...

You'll have to click though

http://www.cyclingnews.com/cross.php...3/photo-008828
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Old 11-24-08, 12:04 AM   #259
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I wonder how early they have to show up to get that umbrella in the shot every week.
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[QUOTE=shapelike;7906579]Speaking of which ...

Ontario Provincial Cyclocross Championships:



Who is the dude with the mullet? That's priceless, I wish I had noticed him during the race.
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Old 11-24-08, 02:32 PM   #261
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Erik Box of The Hub/Devinci. He was leading the elite points series until he crashed at the UCI weekend and effed up his knee. Props to him for coming out and cheering people on regardless.
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Old 11-24-08, 02:35 PM   #262
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AZ Cross, 11-23-08
Well that race looks like a ride in the park. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Am I the only one of the opinion that sand sections should be short enough that you're at least tempted to ride them?
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Old 11-24-08, 09:33 PM   #263
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I'm suffering more than the image portrays.

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Old 11-25-08, 12:13 AM   #264
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A few 35mm shots I took at a couple races this year:

flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmabale...7609845391271/












flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmabale/sets/72157609845391271/

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Old 11-30-08, 06:56 PM   #265
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MABRAcross State Championships - Taneytown, MD

So, the start looked like this:


The sand looked like this:



The riders looked like this:


The falls looked like this:

(I really wish I didn't have mud caught on my lens cover so it would have opened before snapping this)

And the faces looked like this:


Full set on flickr
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Old 12-01-08, 06:42 AM   #266
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2008-11-30 @ Subway Cyclocross in Toronto:







... and what the hell, some black & white photos as well (it's going to be a long off-season):







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Old 12-01-08, 02:27 PM   #267
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Chicago Cyclocross Cup - Woodstock

"Ooops, I snapped my crank." - Ara Oggoian


"Thanks for giving me your bike man....uh...and a prostate exam. Do you have a wrench?" - Ara Oggoian - well he never really said that, but I think he thought that....


We have come to kick ass, try to grab dollar bills like cheap strippers, and beg for brat and beer handups. - MJH2 on the left and myself on the right.


I like how they got the ambulance in the shot. Seems appropriate somehow.


I told you I can fly.


Hole-shot. #2 by the end of the straight only to the guy in red next to me....who went on to win.


Whoooooooooooosh!



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^^^ Looking gooood, my man! ^^^
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Thanks! - forgot to mention that after the race I looked down and saw this...


I crushed souls with a flat. Best finish ever for me in a cyclocross race. Had the holeshot right off the start and it took a lap (out of 4) for most of the favorites to get by me. I lost positions because of form - completely. I just didn't have it.

We split the race into two on the first hill. Behind me was MJH2 at the finish and then there was noone for minutes.

Wish I had the motivation to train in the snow for the final race on Sunday.
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God of ‘cross I call you, my bike is ready to go
I seek a ride of glory, and free of EPO
I’ll attack the runs with fury

and on my pedals I’ll wail
Lord make me ride a recumbent

If I should ever fail
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God of ‘cross I call you, my bike is ready to go
I seek a ride of glory, and free of EPO
I’ll attack the runs with fury

and on my pedals I’ll wail
Lord make me ride a recumbent

If I should ever fail
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Nice....

Cyclocross is to cycling what a roundhouse kick is to Chuck Norris.
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There's nothing quite as humbling as being passed by a guy with a flat tire. I speak from experience.
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Old 12-02-08, 09:47 PM   #273
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A few shots from Turkey Trot in socal this past Sunday.







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Old 12-10-08, 11:10 PM   #274
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Tons of new pix up on my blog, including a whole bunch of photos from the Capitol Cross in Reston, VA.

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A little sampler from our season so far:

It's California, so we do 'cross on the beach:


And of course we have those California Girls:


It's not quite Endless Summer here, but it sure felt like it at this night race held on November 15. No warmers required:


And we're into that psychedelic stuff:


And 'A' category riders that can hop barriers, going into an incline:


Hot-dog handups (probably made of tofu):


Other things that defy explanation:

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